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Active Archaeology Group Meetings

The group runs a series of indoor evening meetings during the Autumn and Winter months. These are held at the Bucks County Museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, on weekday evenings starting at 7.30pm. Entrance is from the footpath alongside St Mary's Churchyard.

2017
Tuesday 19 September
7.30pm
Identifying and dating pottery finds
– a practical session led by Mike Farley

Learn a key skill when analysing excavation results.
Tuesday 17 October
7.30pm
Wulfhere's People
– speaker: Bob Zeepvat, associate editor of Records of Buckinghamshire

The excavation of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Wolverton.
Tuesday 21 November
7.30pm
History and archaeology in Chiltern woodlands
– speaker: John Morris, director of the Chilterns Conservation Board Chiltern Woodlands Project

Discover how our local beechwoods are a rich source of archaeology.
Tuesday 19 December
7.30pm
Christmas Party
– plus a round-up of the year's activities

2018
Tuesday 16 January
7.30pm
How LIDAR surveying identiofies our archaeology
– speaker: Andy McGrandle

A new aerial technology that adds another dimension to archaeological survey.
Tuesday 20 February
7.30pm
Finding archaeology through the landscape and maps
– a practical session led by Sandy Kidd of Historic England
Tuesday 20 March
7.30pm
Dunstable Priory up to the Reformation
– speaker: Hugh Garrod

A powerful monastery in the late middle ages.
Tuesday 17 April
7.30pm
Archaeology on the Grand Union Canal.
– speaker: Doug Stuckey

A detailed report on the group's excavations at Whitehouses and Three Locks.
Tuesday 15 May
7.30pm
Identifying, dating and drawing flint and stone tools .
– a practical session led by Jill Eyers

Another key skill for active archaeologists.

The meetings are free and all are welcomed. We do ask a £1 donation for tea, coffee and biscuits at half-time.

•  If you would like to know more about other Active Archaeology Group activities,
eMail us at bucksasaag@gmail.com to receive a copy of our current programme,
or see the group's blog.